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Aranda awarded Eagle Scout rank
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Thomas Xavier Aranda, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sinton.
Contributed photo Thomas Xavier Aranda, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sinton.
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Thomas Aranda received his Eagle Scout rank on Saturday, Aug. 3. Special guest speaker was fellow Eagle Scout, Sheriff Jim Kaelin of Nueces County Sheriff’s Department.
Thomas Aranda received his Eagle Scout rank on Saturday, Aug. 3. Special guest speaker was fellow Eagle Scout, Sheriff Jim Kaelin of Nueces County Sheriff’s Department.
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SINTON – Thomas Xavier Aranda, son of Juan and Ruth Aranda, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout on Saturday, Aug. 3. The ceremony was held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sinton, where he is a member of BSA Troop 70. Family, friends and other members of the community were in attendance to witness Thomas receive his rank of Eagle Scout. Special guest speaker was fellow Eagle Scout, Sheriff Jim Kaelin of Nueces County Sheriff’s Department.

Thomas is a senior this year at Refugio High School. He is active in band, cross country and track. Thomas has earned 36 merit badges in his trail to Eagle. His Eagle Scout project was to plan and build a dog run/kennel area for seeing eye dogs at The South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind in Corpus Christi. This project provides a place for the guide dogs of the employee’s of The South Texas Lighthouse of the Blind to have a place where they can stay while their owner’s are working.

Thomas joins the rank of an elite few. It is approximated less than four percent of scouts achieve scouting’s highest honor.
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